Witnessing Renewal - Letters from the Founder of Restoration Place Counseling

It’s That Time of Year

February 28th, 2012 by Cindy - One Response

We’re about 4 1/2 weeks away from the best nonprofit fundraiser EVER—The Third Annual Restoration Runway. We start our planning in the summer prior to the event, which is held toward the end of March each year. They say it takes a village to raise a child…I’d say it takes ten thousand villages to plan a fashion show!! This year we have five committees made up of approximately 35 women whose tasks have ranged from creating the press release to prayer, and everything in between. They have solicited sponsorship money, recruited retailers, planned the silent auction, and more. I’m so very… read more

The Best Valentine Ever

February 14th, 2012 by Cindy - 5 Responses

It’s official. The Day of Love has arrived. For those who have that special someone, a romantic partner who makes your heart smile, there may be no better holiday than Valentine’s Day. But for singles, the appearance of red heart-shaped boxes does anything but make your heart smile. I admit that, in the past, I would be one who changed the name of the infamous love day to Singles Awareness Day (or S.A.D. as some might call it). I resented February 14 and anyone who dared utter the words, “Happy Valentine’s Day” to me. Thankfully, those days are gone, but… read more

Out of Control

February 10th, 2012 by Cindy - 2 Responses

One of my favorite things of all time is running. There is something about the rhythmic pounding of feet on pavement that can always be counted on to wash away the cares of the day. The key, however, is to always keep your feet on the pavement. It hasn’t happened in quite a while (someone knock on wood), but I remember vividly the first time I “ate some asphalt.” One minute I was running down the greenway, listening to praise music, and counting the number of miles I would have when I made it back to my car. The next… read more

Letting Go

February 1st, 2012 by Cindy - 2 Responses

Many thanks to our Guest Blogger, Deanna Wiseburn, a dear friend of Restoration Place Ministries. Let me start by saying that I am far from perfect….very far. I find myself constantly wanting to be in control of everything, managing all the little details of my life and constantly fighting for control of whatever situation I am currently in. How many of you find yourselves doing the same thing? I find it so terribly hard to just let go and not worry about the details, even though I know that I am called not to worry but to trust. Unintentionally, over the last… read more

The One Thing I Know

January 20th, 2012 by Cindy - 2 Responses

The following post is written by Kristin Franks, a guest blogger and licensed counselor at Restoration Place Ministries. Recently I was inspired to complete a Bible study that I originally began when I was on the mission field in Costa Rica, fighting against human trafficking. The study was aptly titled, “The God Who Cares and Knows You: A Study of the Book of John.” Living with a Costa Rican family and learning Spanish, I was feeling quite a bit homesick. I ordered the study and had it shipped to me. I needed to know that God cared for me and that… read more